How to Install GPMC on Server 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7 (via RSAT)

Happy Holidays! https://www.youtube.com/user/jeremymoskowitz#p/u/0/UsYkbLzVsM8   This is the Group Policy present you’ve been asking for : a step by step video of how to install the GPMC using a GUI or a commandline from Jeremy Moskowitz, one of our fantastic MVPs! Jeremy also walks you through how to install the GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) using RSAT…

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Tales from the Community: Enforced vs. Block Inheritance

From the Group Policy TechNet Forum, featuring Florian, ever-helpful Group Policy MVP: Hi What is the difference between “no-override” and “block policy inheritance” in group policy option? Regards M. Hey M.! It looks like you’re trying to tweak how Group Policy gets applied. Questions about “No override” and “Block policy inheritance” are not among the…

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TechEd Australia 2009 talks published

If you couldn’t make it to the TechEd Australia 2009 conference in the Gold Coast, you missed a lot of great presentations! Luckily, they were recorded and published here: What’s new in Win7/Server 2008 R2 (Gutnik) SRV310  http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=d9c80bdd-2413-4ca3-8d61-cfccb9200f77 The Power of Preferences (Burchill and Gutnik)  CLI308  http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=4d73cdcc-169b-4df7-bc18-e91a27b50625 Enjoy LiliaG (the G stands for Gutnik) aka…

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Why didn’t my Group Policy settings apply?

Here’s a brief summary of everything you need to know about the way Group Policy applies, care of Florian, the always helpful Group Policy MVP. Florian Frommherz is a systems engineer from Germany working in Switzerland. Specialized in Windows environments, Florian helps customers design their Directory Services and Group Policy implementations to unleash the central…

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Tales from the Community: How do I deploy Windows 7 policy settings

From the Newsgroups: “Hi!   In order to use all of windows 7 AD Policies you need to be running Windows Server 2008 R2?Can i get a list of Group Policies that i cannot be leveraging when a windows 7 client is in a windows 2003 domain?   Pero“   Hey Pero, Good to hear…

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Reposted : 5 Group Policy Myths

I wish I had written this myself. Please read this: http://blogcastrepository.com/blogs/skatterbrainz/archive/2008/12/07/5-group-policy-myths.aspx In it, he dispels the following myths: 1 – Group Policy is Hype 2 – Group Policy will Break Your Network and Clog the Pipes 3 – Group Policy Takes an Expert to Make it Work Properly 4 – Group Policy is Great for…

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Group Policy Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell Released!

In a previous post, Lilia wrote an Introduction to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows 7. Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language that helps IT professionals achieve greater productivity and control system administration more easily without the need for a programming background. PowerShell also introduces the concept of a cmdlet (pronounced “command-let”), which…

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Windows 7 – Do I need to change my Active Directory for new Group Policy features?

Now that you’ve obviously purchased, installed, and started playing with your Windows 7 client, you’re probably fantasizing about all the great things that will happen to your environment when you upgrade all of the machines in your site / OU / domain / basement to Windows 7 as well. Let me tell you, it’s going…

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Group Policy Preferences : Colorful and Mysteriously Powerful, just like Windows 7

How could something like CRUD be desirable? In Group Policy world, even the impossible becomes possible. In this entry, you’ll discover why Red does not mean Error and what the different colors mean when you make a Preference item. Read on! Let’s talk about some of the intricacies of Preferences, specifically what we fondly refer…

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